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Legislators Could Be Called In Donovan-Related Trial

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The former finance director of the ill-fated congressional campaign of Christopher Donovan will go to trial Monday, May 13 and his attorney told a federal court judge he may call current legislators as defense witnesses.

Robert Braddock Jr. is one of eight people indicted last summer and charged with being involved in a scheme in which supporters of roll-your-own tobacco stores funneled money into the Donovan campaign in exchange for assurances that proposed legislation to tax the shops would never get before the state House of Representatives.

Jan Carabeo is in New Haven with details about the trial that begins today.

Read the full story by Hartford Courant’s Dave Altimari online: www.courant.com.

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